by Muslim Mahmood (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 10, Safar, 1436)
Muslims must not allow the historical sites of Islam to be destroyed by the Saudi regime, says writer Muslim Mahmood from Nigeria.
The Prophet (pbuh) has left us two things: the Qur’an and his Sunnah. What are we left with if all traces of his life are eliminated: his birthplace, his masjid, his companions (including his family) are part of our history. Why destroy them: to avoid bid‘ah and shirk, as the Saudis claim? The modern world is the manifestation of bid‘ah, with glorifying shirk in some quarters. Saudi Arabia is not the given name of the holy places. Madinah stands as an honor to the beloved Prophet of Allah (pbuh). O Allah! Save us from the Saudis and guide us to that what is pleasing to You.